BIOL 4220

Marine Biodiversity

(Lab Required) (Formerly ZOOL 4260) Examines key ecological principles governing the maintenance of marine biodiversity, particularly in northern ecosystems. Topics include the definitions and global patterns of biodiversity and the ecological mechanisms influencing changes in these patterns in the context of applied population, community and ecosystem ecology. The course will also emphasize practical solutions, including fisheries' harvest models and marine protected areas. Prerequisites: a “C” or better in one of BIOL 2300 (BOTN 2370, ZOOL 2370, 022.237, 001.237), BIOL 2301 (BOTN 2371, ZOOL 2371) AGEC 2370 (065.237), or BIOL 2390 (BOTN 2280, ZOOL 2290, 001.228, 022.229); or consent of department.

Fall 2018 section

Lecture section

  • A01
    CRN: 11921
    Class Location: TBA
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Slot 9: 11:30 AM–12:45 PM, Tu.Th.

Important Date

June 4 – June 8: Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Ashley Tripp, MSc. Defense: “Temperature and pCO2: single and combined effects of climate change parameters on acid-base regulation in Louisiana red swamp crayfish” — Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Garett Allen, PhD Proposal: “Acid-base regulation in Stenohaline Osmoconforming Crustaceans” — Thursday, June 7 at 9 a.m., 201 BSB.

General seminar: Amber Hiebert, MSc. Defense: “Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Myotome Development: The Proliferation of Satellite Cells in the Developing Sturgeon” — Tuesday, June 26 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.